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Medical Endocrinology

 

Head of
Elite Research Centre
Professor, DMSc
Henning Beck-Nielsen
Head of
Research
Professor, DMSc
Laszlo Hegedüs

The Department of Endocrinology is a highly specialised department in medical endocrinology including classical endocrinology, clinical nutrition and arterial hypertension.

AIM AND IDEA

The endocrine research at the Department of Endocrinology, Odense University Hospital, is consolidated in the Endocrine Elite Research Centre, which includes the following nine research groups:

The Diabetes Research Group

The Molecular Diabetes & Metabolism  Research Group

The Molecular Endocrinology Laboratory (KMEB)

The Bone and Mineral Research Group

The Thyroid Research Group

The Clinical Nutrition Research Group

The Pituitary, Gonadal and Adrenal Disorders Research Group

The Cardiovascular and Metabolic Prevention Research Group

The Clinical Nursing Research Group 

The aim of the Endocrine Elite Research Centre is to perform endocrinological research at an international level in order to qualify endocrinological practice (evidence-based medicine) and to educate young endocrine researchers. In order to meet this aim, the Endocrine Elite Research Unit collaborates with the following two national PhD schools: The Danish PhD School of Endocrinology and the Danish PhD School of Molecular Metabolism, which are administered by a secretariat at Odense University Hospital and headed by Professor Henning Beck-Nielsen, who is also the head of the Endocrine Elite Research Centre.

The Endocrine Elite Research Centre has its own “wet labs” for research in stem cells, diabetes and metabolism and its own facilities for clinical physiology, which are equipped with scanners for dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA), high-resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography (HRpqCT), ultrasound technologies for imaging and facilities for diabetes testing. The unit administers the endocrine research carried out at the Department of Endocrinology and facilitates collaboration between the individual research groups in order to perform synergistic investigations.

The research programme for the next five years is described in details in the description of the individual research groups, but in general the research areas cover from basic science to epidemiological and clinical science.

The Endocrine Research Committee

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